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Jeff Irwin Looks Ahead After Nail-Biting Win In The 18th District State Senate Primary Race

Aug 8, 2018

Michigan State Representative Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor)
Credit Michigan House Democrats / housedems.com

It was a long night for former Ann Arbor State Representative Jeff Irwin.  He had to wait until nearly 5am to get the final results  of the race for the 18th District State Senate. After  a narrow win, Irwin discussed the plan moving forward with with WEMU's David Fair. 


Former State Representative Jeff Irwin will be favored to win the 18th District State Senate seat in November. The Ann Arborite won the Democratic Primary race by 239 votes over Washtenaw County Commissioner Michelle Deatrick. He also beat out Anuja Rajendra and Mathew Millerin the Democratic primary.

Irwin will face Martin Church and Working Class Party candidate Tomas Repasky in November. Church was unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election winner will replace the current state senator, Rebekah Warren. Warren is being term-limited out of the senate but has won the Democratic primary in the 55th State House District.

 

**Editor's Note** - (updated 08/08/2018 12:25 pm by PC) Post updated to reflect that a third candidate will appear on the November ballot in this race.

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— David Fair is the WEMU News Director and host of Morning Edition on WEMU.  You can contact David at 734.487.3363, on twitter @DavidFairWEMU, or email him at dfair@emich.edu